Letter to the editor: Media steeped in bias

Posted 7/10/18

Media steeped in bias Yes, I agree with Mr. Raehal — it has gone too far when people are killed, as we saw in the Capital Gazette tragedy. Awful. Tragic. Sad. However, I have to take issue with his …

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Letter to the editor: Media steeped in bias

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Media steeped in bias

Yes, I agree with Mr. Raehal — it has gone too far when people are killed, as we saw in the Capital Gazette tragedy. Awful. Tragic. Sad.

However, I have to take issue with his analysis and defense of todays’ journalism. For those of us who remember the “Dragnet” TV series and the iconic line by Sgt. Friday, “just the facts mam, just the facts,” it’s a quaint reminder of how journalism used to be when the “hard news” did report the facts and nothing but the facts. Sadly that is not the case any longer and the industry has lost its credibility and respect as a result. And it won’t improve until the industry and Mr. Raehal fully recognize this reality.  

Mr. Raehal lets us know that journalists “care,” and I am sure that is true. But the issue he is not addressing, or glossing over on purpose, is that the mainstream media today is not informing — they are building bias and their own liberal agenda into news articles we see in newspapers and on TV news. That is the true threat to our republic, contrary to his contention.  

I offer just one of many examples:  Does anyone believe that Jim Acosta of CNN, who is a reporter, not an opinion commentator, is “informing” us when his questions are nothing more than editorials with a gotcha question at the end of it?

Greg Nierling

Centennial

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